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The '''University of Maryland, College Park''' (often referred to as the '''University of Maryland''', '''Maryland''', '''UM''', '''UMD''', '''UMCP''', or '''College Park''') is a public research university located in the city of College Park, Maryland|College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the university is the Flagship university|flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2016 enrollment of more than 39,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and competes in athletics as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has...
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Former namesMaryland Agricultural College (1856–1916)
Maryland State College (1916–1920)
Motto''Fatti maschii, parole femine'' (Italian language|Italian), {{small|unofficial}}{{cite web |url=http://www.lib.umd.edu/blogs/univarch_exhibits/?p=291|title=Archival Attractions at the University of Maryland}}
MottoengStrong deeds, gentle words
TypeFlagship#Education|Flagship public university
Land-grant university|Land-grant
National Sea Grant College Program|Sea-grant
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program|Space-grant
ParentUniversity System of Maryland
Academic affiliationsAssociation of American Universities|AAU
Fields Institute
Big Ten Academic Alliance|BTAA
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area|CUWMA
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities|APLU
Oak Ridge Associated Universities|ORAU
Universities Research Association|URA
Universitas 21
Established1856
PresidentWallace Loh{{cite news | title=Wallace D. Loh Appointed President of University of Maryland | url=http://newsdesk.umd.edu/universitynews/release.cfm?ArticleID=2213
Endowment$280.3 million (2016)As of June 30, 2016. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2016-Endowment-Market-Values.pdf |title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2015 to FY 2016 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2017}}
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